News & Views
Content tagged with 5G posted in December 2017
Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
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12/30/2017  |  1 comment
5G, IoT, NFV – Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.
Five 5G Milestones for 2018
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12/22/2017  |  1 comment
2018 will be a year when crucial groundwork is laid for 5G.
Eurobites: DT to Buy Liberty Global's Austrian Unit in €1.9B Deal
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12/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson raises $272 million for 5G research; KPN rolls out LTE-M; O2 UK authenticates with Danal.
The Future of the Wireless Access Networks
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.
India's Long Road to 5G
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
Financial problems and merger concerns mean India is unlikely to forge ahead quickly in 5G.
Another First on the Path to 5G NR Commercialization
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Achieving the world's first interoperable 5G New Radio (NR) data connections at 3.5GHz and 28GHz.
Eurobites: BT's Rural Broadband Offer Spurned
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tests standalone 5G with Ericsson; Iliad's owner invests in eir; Uber is a transport company; Swisscom's gigabit rollout rolls on.
3GPP to Unveil First 5G Spec
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The spec establishes the foundation for global 5G radio but holds off major features until Release 16.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Telecom Italia Top 20 Gbit/s Over 28GHz in 5G Demo
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12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
Ericsson Replaces Major Rival as DT Supplier in 5G Deal
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12/14/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson has dislodged either Huawei or Nokia as one of Deutsche Telekom's two main RAN vendors in Germany.
ETSI's 'Zero Touch' Group Issues Telco Automation White Paper
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
ETSI gives birth to its Zero Touch Network and Service Management group and issues a telco-authored white paper on 'the necessity and benefit of automating network and service operation in next-generation networks.'
Eurobites: Gemalto Spurns Atos Bid
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
Project AirGig Goes Down to Georgia
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12/13/2017  |  20 comments
The gigabit powerline-riding tech gets a rural workout.
A 5G Reality Check
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 – Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
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12/13/2017  |  1 comment
Intel Capital and others are investing $7 million in GenXComm, which says it has the 5G full duplex technology for, er, Gen Y.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
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12/12/2017  |  4 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
Fixed Wireless: Ready for NLoS Deployment?
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
(Sponsored.) Even in non-line-of-sight conditions, fixed wireless access can provide reliable high-speed broadband, as tests have now shown.
Ericsson & Samsung to Supply Verizon With Fixed 5G Gear
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12/11/2017  |  4 comments
Verizon has been testing with Ericsson and Samsung for months now.
C-V2X: A Turbo Boost for Connected Cars?
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12/8/2017  |  4 comments
An emerging cellular technology could speed the autonomous vehicle toward reality.
Eurobites: ETNO Spreads Gloom on Investment & the Race to 5G
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12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange bullish on fiber rollout; O2 takes 4G to the Highlands; Vodafone starts analog switch-off in Germany.
Orange Capex to Peak at €7.4B in 2018
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12/7/2017  |  1 comment
French telecom incumbent says capital expenditure will reach a peak next year before starting to decline in 2019.
Telecom Industry Falling Short on 5G Architecture Challenges – HR Analyst
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12/6/2017  |  2 comments
Operators may have to look beyond traditional standards bodies and vendors for answers to questions about 5G system architecture.
Viavi Takes Big Step on Automation Path
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12/6/2017  |  1 comment
Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.
Ergen Out as Dish CEO
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
All eyes are on Dish's wireless future.
Net Neutrality Is Not a Rational Debate
Morris Lore  | 
12/4/2017  |  15 comments
Irrational scaremongering about net neutrality is rife, and the real problems are being ignored.
America's First 5G? So Far: So Blah!
Jonestown  | 
12/1/2017  |  2 comments
Fixed 5G will be good for Verizon and friends, but it surely doesn't appear to be anything like a wireless revolution. Yet!